Things To Do

Crook a Beck Barn is ideally located in Patterdale within the Lake District National Park, which has an abundance of dramatic landscapes, craggy mountain peaks, fells waterfalls and idyllic lakes and tarns. The Lake District has something to offer every visitor with walking, cycling, sightseeing by car and fishing just a few of the activities that are available. The Lake District is a walker’s paradise. There are a huge variety of great walks on your doorstep to suit everyone, most of which are signposted & have well-worn paths.

Places to visit

Something a little more adventurous?

Places to Eat

The Lake District boasts some of the finest restaurants, pubs and coffee shops in the North of England. We have listed below a few establishments that are within a 30 minute drive from Crook a Beck Barn.

Hotel and Restaurant Food

Michelin Star Dining

Casual Dining and Pubs


Local Shops and Activities

  • The Local shop and Post Office is just a 10-minute walk from The Barn, down the lane in Patterdale. Gillian and Tom have a wide selection of products and also offer hot and cold sandwiches, teas coffee etc. should you need to stock up –
  • Steam boat trips on the famous Ullswater Steamers on Lake Ullswater –
  • Boat Hire at St Patricks Boat Landing
  • For lovely local Herdwick and Angora woollen items, right on your doorstep visit –
  • The town of Glenridding is your next closest stop which is serviced by two convenience stores and several cafes.
  • Our lovely neighbour Hazel Bell of Crookey Cottage also offers holistic relaxation and pampering treatments to help relax body and mind – why not treat yourself to one of her lovely treatments. Please visit for more information and to book